Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero Run Flat

They were installed on my 2010 BMW 550i GT with the OEM M5 wheels about three days BEFORE I purchased the car used..... I've got just shy of 12K on them to date and I really couldn't be much happier than what I am...... Dry traction is the best I've ever experienced on any car I've owned in the past.... Steering and cornering is super responsive under all...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

I installed these tires on my wife's 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix and they are 10x quieter than the old Michelin Hydroedge tires that were on it. Out of the 4 that I ordered 1 was found to be out of round but with road-force balancing the shop was able to smooth out the ride with only .75 ounces of weight. These tires are extremely smooth and have great all...  Read More

How to Choose the Correct Track Tires

Are you heading to your first driving school or lapping day? Or are you already a track veteran who's looking to go even faster? Whenever you go to the track, having the right set of tires is essential to going fast, being safe and having fun. What type of tires do you need to bring for a track event? Depends on the type of event, the expected conditions and...  Read More

Continental TrueContact Replaces ProContact with EcoPlus Technology

Continental has been on a roll! First, they introduced the ExtremeContact DWS which quickly became a customer favorite in our customer survey data. This Ultra High Performance All-Season tire set the bar for winter snow traction in its category while still being competitive with good wet and dry traction.  Next, Continental released another winner with the...  Read More

Hankook's New Ventus V12 evo2 vs Original Ventus V12 evo K110

Hankook has been producing tires since 1941 and is the seventh largest tire company in the world. While many of their tires are made in Asian countries, Hankook announced they're planning to build a plant in the United States. Amongst enthusiasts, they're known to produce some of the best value-oriented performance tires.  While the Max Performance Summer...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Simply amazing! These summer tires lasted me two seasons and almost 50000km on all types of mountain highways and conditions from northern British Columbia to the southern tip of Arizona. I own a 2011 VW GTI and I love to drive fast especially in the corners. I bought the car new with a set of Pirelli all seasons on them but didn't care for them much. These...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Winter

Living in MN we get our share of snow and ice, but switching to the Goodyear Ultra Grip winter snow tire was the best thing I could of done. As compared to the Michelin all season radials I had on the 4X4 Blazer, I realized an immediate grip and go in hard packed snow, and after a 6 snowfall. Thanks Tire Rack for a great winter tire, and it had a budget...  Read More

Michelin Pilot Super Sport Still Number One

Having been on the market for over a year-and-a-half, the Michelin Pilot Super Sport still reigns supreme as the highest-rated tire in the Max Performance Summer category. While certain tires may occasionally hold the top spot for a few months, it's quite a rare feat to see such prolonged dominance.  Frankly, I'm not surprised as this tire was a favorite...  Read More

Best Winter Tires 2013

As we enter into the winter months, it's important to have tires that will give you the best traction possible. The following tires should be considered by drivers who experience harsh winter weather and travel on snow- and ice-covered roads.   Bridgestone The Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 is still one of the best winter / snow tires on the market. It rates highly...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

Catching this tire on sale made it a super buy. I have a set of these on my 97 BMW 318ic and they have every bit as much traction and adhesion as the set of michelins that where on the car when I bought it. General makes a very good product for the price. And although it may not be for everyone, if handling and traction as well as safety are your priorities,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

WOW!, What a set of tires, the best I have had. Responsive, quite ad wet/dry control all roll up in one very competitively priced tire. You could spend more with Michelin and other names, but these are quarantee to overwhelm you. 6,500 miles, they just keep getting better.   Read More

Kumho Tires Make a Great Option

So, you're in the market for a new set of tires and you've come across Kumho, a brand you may not be all that familiar with. Fair enough, they may not be as big of a household name as Goodyear or Michelin, but this Korean brand is one of the top tire manufacturers in the world. In the United States, you will find Kumho tires as Original Equipment on many...  Read More

Best Tires for a Honda Odyssey

Many Honda Odyssey owners want a tire that has long treadlife, good traction and a quiet ride. When looking for tires that work best for your Odyssey, it's important to remember that different trim levels and model years use different tire sizes, therefore you'll want to verify what size your vehicle uses first. Consider the following options when it comes...  Read More

Best Replacement Tires for the Run-Flats on C6 Corvettes

Many Corvette owners ask about switching to non-run-flat tires for multiple reasons, including cost, selection and ride quality. For standard C6 sizes, there are a number of excellent non-run-flat options to choose from with the 245/40R18 size in the front and 285/35R19 in the rear.   The best performance tires in terms of handling and traction are the Micheli...  Read More

Best BMW Tires for the Summer? My Top Tire Recommendations

I recently received the following question on a BMW tire and wheel forum that I moderate for members of 2013 BMW 3 Series vehicles: "I was looking at getting a summer 19" set-up, but after some research, it doesn't sound like I'll get much improvement in performance over an 18" set-up with my style of driving. I live in Minnesota, so I will probably only have...  Read More

How Good Are Kumho Ecsta Tires?

Many drivers have heard of Kumho tires since they've been sold in the United States for over ten years. If you have not considered Kumho tires in the past, you may want to take another look at them now. While Kumho does make some entry-level tires that compete on price, they also manufacture tires that compete with some of the top tires on the market. Much...  Read More

Best SUV Tires

Despite rising fuel costs, Americans still love their SUVs. While many SUVs may never make it off-road, they still haul families anywhere, including the grocery store, family vacations and soccer games. When it comes to keeping your precious cargo safe, nothing could be more important than the the only thing keeping your SUV in contact with the road....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR T4

This is my first review on this tire and I Love them.67,000 miles on them and ready to change them for new ones.It has a treadwear warranty of 75,000 miles and i probably could get close but do not want to take a chance for just a few extra miles.The best tires I have ever owned Period on any car of mine or my wifes and I bought them on sale and never heard...  Read More

Continental's PureContact with EcoPlus Technology vs. ContiProContact

About ten years ago, Continental released the original ContiProContact. This tire competed well with the top Grand Touring All-Season tires of that day, including the Michelin MXV4 and Bridgestone's line of Turanza touring tires. These tires met the needs of drivers of a variety of vehicles from family sedans to crossovers. The Continental ContiProContact...  Read More

What are the Best Tires for a Mazda3?

The Mazda3 has always been known for its sharp handling and performance orientated drive train. These cars are as much fun to drive as some higher priced high-end sports cars for a fraction of the price. Mazda's lineup has always appealed to the enthusiast crowd with most models geared toward performance engines, crisp handling and a sleek sporty styling. When...  Read More